Ride a country fair merry-go-round at the Ferry County Fairgrounds and experience the golden age of carousels….
In 1958 a group of local ranchers cosigned a $2000.00 loan to purchase a portable Country Fair style carousel, with 24 hand-carved horses, that they’d located in Tacoma, Washington. They carried it back to Republic, Washington in the back of a wheat truck, where it quickly became a favorite attraction at the annual Ferry County Fair.
Trout fishing in a secluded and serene location.
This off-the-beaten path, but easily-accessed lake offers visitors to the Colville National Forest a tranquil location to camp, fish, and hike. With its handful of camp sites and ban on combustion engines, the lake is quiet enough to hear ducks and loons calling to each other across the lake. Read more
A tiny, clear-water lake, perfect for fly fishinhg….
Slightly more than a pond and a bit less than a full-fledged lake, tree- and cattail-lined Fish Lake, Washington is set high in the hills of the Colville National Forest, just a third of a mile drive or an easy hike from the Long Lake campgrounds. Read more
Find out where the rainbow trout, tiger muskie, and bass fish are hiding.
The Eastern Washington State mountains and fields of Ferry County are beautiful and rich with game. The county boasts seven game management units (GMUs), but of particular note is the Sherman 101 unit, which blankets much of the county and provides some of Washington State’s best opportunities for hunting and capturing a mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bear, or turkey. Read more
An historic and charming grocery store in tiny Malo, Washington…. Read more
Take a step back in time and visit the Harry Kaufman cabin, the oldest surviving structure in Republic, Washington. The interior of the small, furnished cabin can be viewed through the front door (secured with mesh). Built in 1896, the cabin was moved a short distance to its current location. Read more
The Kettle River begins its journey to the Columbia River at Holmes Lake in British Columbia. Read more
Clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail….
Hidden high in the hills of the Colville National Forest is Long Lake, a small and often-overlooked, clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail. In the late spring and early summer, the lake draws local fly fishers and anglers in search of trout.
This public access park is located on the shores of the Kettle River, just across from the town of Curlew, Washington. The “Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole” park has been used and enjoyed by generations of families for picnicking and swimming. Read more